Ground floor of a Victorian villa, a very large, airy and sunny one bedroom place within walking distance to great shopping on a quiet residential street in Shepherds Bush, just off Goldhawk Road. There is a lovely neighbourhood with cafes and shops just across the road - Hammersmith Grove.
The flat is also not far from Holland Park shops and cafes (15-20 min walk max) and 20-25 min walk to Portobello.
This is zone 2, next to three (3) tube stations, Westfield shopping, outdoor market within 5 min walk, etc. The area is a quiet street, just off Goldhawk road. Nearest tube: Goldhawk road Hammersmith & City + Circle Line (2 min), Shepherds Bush Central line (10 min).
Dishwasher, washer/dryer, cooker (gas stove and oven), all kitchen stuff, towels and bedlinen provided, hairdryer.
Minimal interior with antique pieces, all necessary things, plenty of storage, heating / hot water, large fridge/freezer. The flat has a lot of books, fine wine glasses and generally fairly nice things here and there, as it is my home, and I would appreciate if you treat it as such. There is usually some ground coffee and tea.
Unlimited broadband and WiFi available throughout. Plus if you have an Iphone or Ipod - Bowers and Wilkins mini zeppelin is at your disposal with a fantastic sound.
Please note though, that if you find nice cosmetic products, scented candles or wine in the cupboards, this, perhaps, means they are mine. Should you chose to use or consume these, please replace with exact same products. I hope you understand that after a long trip away we all like to find things we left home intact and waiting for us.
The flat does not have a TV, sorry.
It is not suitable for two people wanting to share, but rather for a couple or a single person. There is only one, but very large bed (super King size), and the sofa is not really made for sleeping.
As the place has old victorian wood floor the only thing I ask is to remove heavy shoes (or high heels) indoors after 9 pm, as the sound travels rather well to my downstairs neighbors. Please do recycle (special bags) and if you do need something else during your stay - do ask, I am very happy to help.
I stayed in this lovely flat for a month during autumn/winter. I can certainly concur with other reviews that it is really spacious, stylish (Olga has great taste), well-located (choice of three different tube stations) and utterly warm and cosy. Olga was based overseas during our communications but she was extremely fast at responding to emails and willing to telephone/(website hidden) if necessary. The flat was really clean and fairly well stocked with what I needed. The bathroom shower is old-style (which I think you can see in the photos), which means that it's more suitable for people who take baths -- the shower attachment has to be hand-held, it's not attached to a wall. My only other issue was that I couldn't use the oven (the knobs were missing) and this was not relayed to me until after I'd made the booking. The gas hobs worked fine but I did miss being able to bake/roast in an oven. But I'm sure if I'd really wanted it fixed, then Olga would have done whatever was necessary to make my stay an unreservedly happy one. I don't think I could've found a nicer, more welcoming host, even though we never met.
My husband and I stayed at Olga's flat for more than a month, while we were having our flat refurbished. It quickly became second home to us. The flat was charming, with a very generous and comfortable bedroom. The location is quite good, very close to underground and overground. There is a number of local shops around and the Westfield Centre just about a 10min walk. I would certainly recommend Olga's flat to any of my friends for a stay in London.
We rented Olga's flat for a colleague who was traveling to London and he had a great experience. Olga was super helpful and always there if we needed anything. I highly recommend staying at her place and we may be back here ourselves in the future :)
We enjoyed our stay as the flat is exactly the same as it shown in the pictures - huge, stylish and very cosy. It was very warm during cold April days as the heater works good. Olga (the host) was very helpful and nice, and btw it is actually her home, so you won't feel it like living in a rental place.
The apartment is spacious and nicely furnished. The location is a little "down market", but very close to Holland Park, Hammersmith, Notting Hill etc. Olga is a great hostess.
It is a lovely flat and we had a great time there. The flat is everything showed in pictures and descriptions. Although we had some minor misunderstandings, Olga was always fast in replying and very kind.
I would certainly go back to this flat. I highly recommend it.